Williamson College of the Trades was named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Middletown Township Business and Professional Association (MBPA) at their holiday luncheon at Neumann University’s Mirenda Center on Wednesday.

Williamson was chosen because of its support of the business community and contributions to the overall quality of life in the township.

MBPA president Bill Tyson, said “We can always count on Williamson College of the Trades to provide support for worthy causes and the college’s property and historic buildings are themselves a tremendous asset for the township.  Williamson has grown and adapted over the years, expanding its programs to meet changing needs, but it has always remained true to its core values.”

Greg Lindemuth, Williamson’s executive vice president and MBPA board member, who accepted the award on behalf of Williamson, said “It is an honor for us to be recognized for our support and service to Middletown Township. Service is one of our core values and we take it very seriously. Our effort to support our community is ongoing and includes such things as helping out at the township’s annual Community Day, using our trade programs in community service projects, and our Service Week in which students, faculty, and staff spend one week serving area nonprofits.”